Chris Rock says Rihanna put him in the “uncle zone”

“Rihanna is so fine if she didn’t sing her life would be exactly the same.”

April 24, 2018

This Friday Netflix will debut new movie The Week Of, a movie in which Chris Rock and Adam Sandler plays dads who bond in the run up to the wedding of their two kids. Rock and Sandler appeared on The Tonight Show on Monday to promote the movie and Rock talked about a time he tried to flirt with Rihanna, only to realize he "did not register at all."

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"Rihanna is so fine if she didn't sing her life would be exactly the same," Rock joked. "She'd have clothing lines, people would be asking for autographs."

Rock told a version of the story in his 2018 stand-up show Tamborine, a special that dealt with the comedian's divorce from wife Malaak.

Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on Monday he added to the tale, saying of Rihanna: "I thought 'Hey, I'm single now. Let me give it a go.'" However, it did not go smoothly. "She didn't even register me as a sexual being. She was saying 'Where's Ray J?' I was, like, in the uncle zone."

Check out the clip above.

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